Turkmen artists and sculptors present their works timed to Memory Day10.01.2010 23:37
ASHKHABAT, 10 January - IP "TURKMENinform". The Ashkhabad Museum of Fine Arts opened an exhibition of works of Turkmen artists and sculptors timed to Memory Day which is annually celebrated in Turkmenistan on January 12 paying tribute of respect to heroic defenders of the Geokdepe Fortress. Artists G.Nikonova, S.Meredova, Y.Annanurova, sculptors M.Yuzbasheva, B.Annamyradova, A.Meredova, M.Nurymova and others presented their compositions devoted to the Geokdepe battle that took place on the 12th of January 1881.
Memory Day was established in Turkmenistan by the Decree of Turkmen President Saparmurat Niyazov in 1990 in token of mourning for all the fallen warriors.